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Supreme Court interprets copyright first sale doctrine
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

On March 19, 2013, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., holding that the copyright "first

OSPs: are you sure you are safely within the DMCA safe harbor?
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), signed into law October 28, 1998, added Section 512 to the US Copyright Act limiting the liability of

Court: Twitter terms not a defense to copyright liability
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

A U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York has ruled that the French wire service Agence France Presse (AFP), Getty images

IP industry summary: up, up and away: Ninth Circuit holds heirs of Superman co-creator signed away rights
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2013

In the most recent of a long line of comic-book copyright cases, the Ninth Circuit held that the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster signed

Ascend Health Corp. v. Wells
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2013

District court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ copyright infringement claim, finding that it could dismiss the claim at the motion-to-dismiss stage based on an affirmative defense of fair use

Gardner v. Cafepress, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

District court denies defendant website's motion for summary judgment on plaintiff's copyright infringement claim, finding that website was not

Companies should review distribution models and contracts after U.S. Supreme Court case on foreign "first sales" and U.S. copyright law (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

In light of the United States Supreme Court's March 19, 2013 decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., companies should review their

Lady Gaga’s “Judas” no “Juda”
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2014

In 2011, Rebecca Francescatti (Francescatti) filed suit in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division against five defendants, including

The interplay between digital media and the first sale doctrine
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • April 3 2013

The first sale doctrine allows owners of copies of copyrighted works (e.g. used books, CDs, DVDs) to resell their copies without restriction, and it

De-mining the DMCA’s safe harbor: UMG v Veoh
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

As well as being home to the world's largest film and music companies, the US is the intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical leader of the